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MSNBC
Oct 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
both ryan and romney have suggested arming the syrian rebels. and yet we saw there david sanger's excellent reporting on the front pages of "the new york times" this morning suggesting that arms going to syria to the rebels are actually going to jihadists. now, that's -- you know, the perils of trying to arm the rebels at the same time that there are romney and ryan saying they'd do exactly that, i think that's an area that in terms of foreign policy that the president could pick up on during the course of the debate. >> except john heilemann, that's what the administration's been doing. they've actually pulled back and told our allies to stop arming the rebels. and you're going to hear in the debate, i fear, the republicans, probably mitt romney pushing barack obama to do even more in syria as far as, you know, possible. i don't know if we're talking about boots on the ground. i don't know if we're talking about air strikes. but again, it seems that the instinct from the romney campaign, when it comes to military intervention, is always more, more, more, just like steve rattner,
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
and romney on cars. he should have made the point. if we hadn't capitalized our banks, you and i both know our banking system in the country would be an unfortunately more similar position than we are in europe today. the reality is, this president has made some tough choices. he's made some different choices than mitt romney claimed he would have made as a candidate. i hope those come out. i'd love to hear mitt romney's explanation for what he would have done with regard to safing our banks, what he would have done to saving our car companies. and as much as governor romney makes the point about energy, remember, energy expiration and domestic production is higher than it's been in 50 years in this country. we're undergoing a geographic pivot. >> can i respond to that? >> most would say it's a republican, not a democrat. >> it's not happening -- it's happening on private lands, not federal lands. >> but the president could have made it more difficult by imposing regulations. >> he's taking credit for something when there's tremendous opportunity. let's talk about the banks. mitt romn
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
campaign on both sides. >> amen. >> is that neither side has made any significant attempt to balance the budget. and what ryan and romney are calling is outrageously stupid. what the president is doing is inadequate. >> okay. al? >> good description. nothing partisan about that description. you know, al, the governor brings up a point. i'm not sure that i agree with how he describes the two sides, but i will say that when joe biden -- let's just take these two issues right here. to talk about the stupidity of this campaign. joe biden won't even talk about raising entitlement -- your date of eligibility for entitlements one year despite the fact when fdr set the life expectancy at 62, we're now up, 79, 80, something like that. and you've got three people working for every one person getting these entitlements. and then on the republican side, this $5 trillion tax cut, the numbers don't add up. it doesn't matter what you do. the numbers don't add up. nor does the administration's belief that if you just tax rich guys, you're going to take care of the deficit. it's just -- it's nonsense. >>
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
would like to have spending end up at 23%. romney and ryan both want it down at 20%. so there's a clear difference, and they all agree on where it should go. what gets interesting is as you dig into the detail of what gets cut, and you'll see some very, i think, fascinating differences among these guys. so on social security, as you heard president obama say in the last debate, the three guys are actually in the same place. they want to spend the same amount on social security in the next ten years. when you get to medicare, romney and ryan are in the same place, but romney actually a as you also heard him say, wants to repeal the $716 billion. it's actually $900 billion of cuts. he would spend more on medicare than ryan or obama. and then you have obamacare. >> let me ask you really quickly. if anybody has heard, let me know. has mitt romney said what he wants to do with the $716 billion? >> essentially it would be used to get his spending down to that 20% level because you're going to see in a minute, he has a bunch of other places he wants to spend money. >> spend the $716 billion. >
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
why you'll see a lot of romney in iowa and ohio in particular. they've got to rest one, probably both of those states away from barack obama. >> for all the swing states and those of you don't wake up with a map staring at you like chuck todd and myself, this is assuming mitt romney wins, florida, north carolina, virginia, colorado and nevada. a lot of swing states. he has to win two out of three out of ohio, wisconsin, iowa. i don't think he's going to win wisconsin. >> he has to win one of them. if he swept all those others he just had to win one. >> romney would? >> yes. >> if romney wins ohio, he's still -- >> he gets there. or he win iowa. he just has to win one of these midwestern states. >> which one is the best target for him? >> i think it's -- organizationally, i would say it's ohio. i don't know. i think both ohio and iowa are hard. >> mike i agree with you. i'm thinking iowa. >> i think there are huge organizational holes that romney dug for himself in both of those states. >> chuck, it's donny. you talked a lot and i found this fascinating about kind of enthusiasm gap as
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
-- it was every candidate on stage showed how she was taking all sides, both sides of that issue, not actually, at the time, candidate obama. >> richard haass. >> one other thing about the speech where i thought governor romney broke ground was on syria. critical of the obama administration of doing essentially very little, more than 20,000 syrians have lost their lives and he's specifically talking about upping the army of the opposition and giving them one way or the other. sort of stuff they need of the shoot down syrian planes or tanks. this would be a major step forward and basically say we're not going to get involved ourselves, but no-fly zone or lesser american boots on the ground. but if mitt romney had his way, we would lean much more forward toward arming the syrian opposition. once you give arms, you lose control, who knows whose handses they end up in. >> and by the way, as we said when we were talking about benghazi, talking about libya six months ago, who was the opposition? >> on the other hand, there was something morally wrong. a lot of people would say not getting i
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